I just finished purchasing a 2008 Chevy Malibu LT with a 2.4 ltr engine for $4,200 dollars. It came with a safety and an E test which good for the rest of the year I believe? It has 140,000 kms on it and all records show it was well maintained mechanically. IE: oil changes, etc. It was driven by a 58 yr old woman. It is almost fully loaded with the exception of a sun roof. Leather heated seats, remote start, lots of airbags, CD player, adjustable gas and brake pedals, etc. It has brand new tires, brakes and exhaust.
The only downside is a small patch of rust bubbles on the rear passenger quarter. Nothing has broken through there yet but it is only a matter of time. I will likely wait until next spring before deciding to repair it as I want to make sure it turns out to be a good car first and my son is happy with? It will be rustproof sprayed within the next 2 months.
Just curious what your thoughts are on them? I have heard the 2.4 is a good engine? Is there anything that anyone knows that I should be aware of? It will receive an oil/filter change when I get it home but I am curious if I should do any other fluid changes, like the trans, while I am at it?
Any info anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to all those who were looking/keeping an eye open for me.
I appreciate it.
(P.S. Poncho, FS and alcohol usually isn't a good mix. Just saying)